High Ranking Pakistan Taliban Leader Captured

Last week, US forces captured Latif Mehsud : a high-ranking member of Tehreek-i-Taliban :

( TTP) the  Pakistani Taliban organization .

Latif Mehsud is reportedly a senior commander, and a trusted confidant of TTP Leader,Hakimullah Mehsud. (No family relationship stated.)

He is believed to have led  numerous attacks on NATO forces in Afghanistan, and on Pakistani troops across the nearby border.

Aghan leader Harmid Karzai is reportedly angry at the arrest – saying Mehsud was on his way to meet secretly with him.

He was less forthcoming about what the subject of the secret meeting was to be.

Source: RFE/RL  Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty


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